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Analyzing imagery with ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

It’s important to be able to perform secure, scalable raster analysis, then share the results with end users. However, such analysis requires cloud or on-premise infrastructure for hosting and processing imagery and raster collections, which can be expensive and time-consuming to maintain.

ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that lets users in an organization host, analyze, and stream imagery and raster collections using the ArcGIS Online cloud instead of their own infrastructure.

Once imagery is hosted using ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online, authorized users can perform image analysis and raster analytics at site, city, country, and global scales using ArcGIS Online Map Viewer’s intuitive web interface. Options for analysis include image classification, change detection, suitability analysis, multidimensional analysis, and advanced artificial intelligence workflows.

Authorized users can then share results with internal and external stakeholders as tiled or dynamic services, or interactive apps, dashboards and reports.

Explore the following resources to learn more about analyzing imagery with ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online.


To analyze imagery in ArcGIS Online, you’ll need an ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online user type extension for your ArcGIS Online organization. The organization administrator can then enable imagery layer creation and imagery analysis privileges for individual users.

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